LeithLate17: Friday

Blow away the cobwebs of LeithLate17's opening night with a spot of building on the Friday of the festival, participate in a film screening and discussion looking at the subject of gentrification or attend the premiere of a brand new dance piece by notable theatre maker Luke Pell...Ever built a REAL Minecraft world? Come and join a team of crafty miners assembling a Picnic Biome at Out of the Blue from 12pm. Grass, ladders and other materials will all be supplied. The Minecraft picnic area will then be utilised by live music event The Critter Session on Saturday (see LeithLate17: Saturday).Over at Pilrig Church, Leith Creative has matched up Deptford Cinema in London (Community Cinema of the Year 2016) with Leith Community Cinema to present a film programme surrounding the issue of gentrification at Pilrig Church at 3pm. There will be a screening of Leith-related short films including 'Banana Republic' about Cables Wynd House, followed by new feature film 'A Moving Image' which looks at the role of artists in the gentrification process in Brixton. The screening will be followed by a general discussion on the subject of gentrification in LeithOn the Friday evening, LeithLate is delighted to present the premiere of new dance piece In the Ink Dark from theatre maker Luke Pell and collaborators. The 1hr piece is performed by an eclectic group of dance and performance artists with an original music composition, In the Ink Dark collects and explores - people from Leith and Edinburgh’s - experiences of loss and landscape, memory and materiality through dance, design and poetry. The performance premiers at LeithLate17 in the main auditorium of Leith Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £5, link in event bio.Continuing LeithLate17 exhibitions include (12-6pm):- Settlement Projects - sound artist Yann Seznec unique sound installation comprised of shop donations.- Old Ambulance Depot - Ltd Ink Corporation with Kevin Harman exhibiting his online emotional galaxy installation co-be.co.- Leith Walk Police Box - PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN place+platform / Poor Art* exhibition with invited artists that seeks to explore imagery at the fringes of conventional,mainstream representation; rejected or ‘found’ photography, copies and repetitions, missed moments and documentation.- Rhubaba - You hardboiled I softboiled by Melbourne-based writer Jessica Yu.- Travelling Gallery (parked up outside OOTB Leith Walk Studios) - EAT SLEEP WORK REPEAT exhibition featuring KP Brehmer, Tessa Lynch, Jamie Green and Amalia Pica.- Punjabi Junction - SUNSET STRIP CARROT DANGLE exhibition curated by Holly Knox Yeoman that includes Stephanie Mann and opening performance by David Sherry, addressing the theme of precarity and the changing identity of Leith. Audiences are encouraged to participate by donating food and other items destined for Edinburgh North East Food Bank post-LeithLate.- Trinity House Vaults - recipient of the inaugural 'LeithLate Award' at RSA New Contemporaries Clara Hastrup video installation in the hidden vaults under maritime museum Trinity House.Further events taking place at participating LeithLate17 venues include:- Victoria - 50s night from 8pm with house Dj and special guest from The Green Door.- Leith Depot - Kim Edgar at 8pm. Kim performs with Steffen Wutzke (bass) and Christian Hass-Lachmann (drums).